Preserving objections to jury instructions and verdict form
Preserving errors in trial court’s reasons for judgment

Preserving a challenge to an inconsistent verdict

How does one preserve for appellate review an inconsistency in the jury’s verdict? If you spot the inconsistency before the jury is discharged, raise it immediately so that the trial judge can send the jury back for further deliberations. If you don’t spot the inconsistency until after the jury is discharged, you may still preserve the issue through a timely motion for new trial or for judgment notwithstanding the verdict. See the following cases:


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